Dennison dominates, All-Stars lose bronze in West Palm

 Conner Allen, of the Oshawa 18U, with Elite Baseball League of Ontario All-Stars in West Palm Beach.  

Conner Allen, of the Oshawa 18U, with Elite Baseball League of Ontario All-Stars in West Palm Beach.  

And pitching for the Elite Baseball League of Ontario was Maxwell Dennison.

That would be Dennison with a D ... as in dominant.

Dennison, of the Stouffville 18U, pitched a complete-game effort as the EBLO All-Stars in a walk off 3-2 win over The Bahamas at the World Comes to Palm Beaches International tournament at West Palm Beach, Fla.                  

Working with catcher Dylan White, Brampton 17U, Dennison recorded 15 strikeouts in the win. Jordy Harris, of Ajax 18U, lined a single down the RF line to drive home Keiven Frost, of Oshawa 18U, with the winning run. The win moved the team to 2-0 at the main stadium of the Houston Astros and the Washington National share each spring.  

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The opener was a 2-1 walk-off win over Peru as well.

The Canuck team lost 4-1 in bronze medal game to Columbia as Shaine O’Keefe, of the Stouffville 18U, took the loss.

Then in a consolation game won its third game in 9-4 over the Bahamas to finish the tourney with a 3-2 record.  

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The team spent an off night watching head coach Lane Kiffin’s Florida Atlantic Owls (6-3) edge The Marshall Thundering Herd (6-3) 30-25 before 15,880 fans at Boca Raton. Florida Atlantic won its fifth straight game and reached bowl eligibility for the first time since 2013, improving to 6-3, and 5-0 in Conference USA play.

“Motor” Devin Singletary gained 275 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns while Jalen Young hauled in three of the team’s four interceptions. The ball players ran on the field with the student body to celebrate the win.  

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